Sustained helping without obligation: motivation, longevity of service, and perceived attitude change among AIDS volunteers.

@article{Omoto1995SustainedHW,
  title={Sustained helping without obligation: motivation, longevity of service, and perceived attitude change among AIDS volunteers.},
  author={A M Omoto and Mark Snyder},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1995},
  volume={68 4},
  pages={
          671-86
        }
}
A conceptual framework that identifies psychological and behavioral features associated with antecedents, experiences, and consequences of volunteerism is presented, and an inventory that measures 5 specific motivations for AIDS volunteerism is developed and cross-validated. Then a field study of 116 AIDS volunteers is presented in which a helping disposition, volunteer motivations, and social support (as antecedents), and personal satisfaction and organizational integration (as experiences… CONTINUE READING

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